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Food and Drink Festivals in Leeds

We love our food and drink in Leeds, so it’s only fitting we have plenty of festivals to showcase this!


Each May the city celebrates its fantastic food scene with Leeds Indie Food Festival, the country’s biggest festival of independent food and drink culture. The festival sees businesses all over the city collaborating to run innovative events, with everyone from fine dining restaurants to coffee shops, from independent cinemas to art galleries getting in on the action.


The Leeds International Beer Festival is an annual festival in the heart of the city centre, coming into its 8th year, which celebrates craft beers produced through the UK and overseas. Along with hundreds of beers and ciders from the UK, USA, Sweden and Germany, the festival also includes a street food marketing, live music across two stages and other beer-related activities in the heart of the city centre.


Jessie Leong - LIF15 - The Wild East Pop-up with Olia Hercules
Yorkshire Post Food And Drink Show 2015 - Hannah Webster


Now in its ninth year, the annual Leeds Food & Drink Festival (formerly known as the Yorkshire Food & Drink Show) returns to Millennium Square in 2019 with a fresh new layout and look. The three-day festival brings together a wide selection of some of the best local street food and artisan food specialists. Featuring a mouth-watering array of international culinary delights, there’ll be something to suit everyone’s taste buds from Yorkshire Pudding wraps to Mediterranean, Buffalo Burgers to Indian, Pulled Pork to Vegetarian plus a selection of tasty sweet treats making it the ultimate food lover’s paradise. 

The Cocktail Experience sees many of Leeds' top cocktail bars come together to celebrate these popular beverages. It's the festival for cocktail lovers, with 18 premium bars and their leading mixologists shaking up their unique creations, from the classic to the contemporary to the weird and the wonderful.

Even more tasty treats...

Belgrave Feast - every second Saturday

Brew-denell Beer and Ale Festival – TBC 2020

Ilkley Beer Festival – TBC 2020

The Cocktail Experience - TBC 

Cocktails in the City – TBC March 2020

North Leeds Charity Beer Festival – 3rd - 4th April 2020

Leeds Gin Fair - TBC 2020

Hop City - TBC 2020

Lotherton Hall Food Festival - TBC 2020

LS6 beer festival – 20-21 March 2020

Leeds Indie Food Festival – TBC 2020

The Gin & Rum Festival - TBC 2020

Pub in the Park, Roundhay - TBC 2020

Pizza and Prosecco Festival - TBC 2020

The Great British Food Festival – TBC 2020

The Great Yorkshire Vegan Festival –  TBC 2020

Leeds Food & Drink Festival - TBC June 2020

Leeds Beer Festival - 4th - 6th June 2020

The Summer Cocktail Experience - TBC 2020

North Leeds Food Festival - TBC 2020

Wetherby Food Festival - TBC 2020

Horsforth Food and Drink Festival - 19th - 21st July 2019

Otley Food and Drink Festival – 14th July 2019

Adel Beer Festival - TBC 2019

Far Headingley Beer Festival - 9th - 11th August 2019

Bank Holiday Boathouse Feast - 24th - 25th August 2019

Leeds International Beer Fest – 5th - 8th September 2019

Trinity Leeds Gin Festival - 6th - 8th September 2019

Saltaire Brewery Beer Festival - 13th - 14th September 2019

Unique Gin Festival - 14th September 2019

Cheese Fest Leeds - TBC September 2019

Leeds Rum Festival - 21st September 2019

Leeds Autumn Wine Festival - 28th September 2019

Oktoberfest Leeds - TBC October 2019

Sausage and Cider Festival - 26th October 2019

Otley Beer Festival – TBC 2019